A student was being questioned in connection with a stun gun incident at a Portrero Hill school Wednesday, one day after the campus was locked down on reports that a 14-year-old had a gun.
Just before 9 a.m., police said, officers responded to the International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St. on reports that a male student had been zapped with a stun gun. Read More
Police Chief Greg Suhr has zapped a pilot project that would have armed 5 percent of The City’s police force with stun guns, arguing that the plan suggested by community members was so restrictive that officers saw no point in carrying the devices.
Suhr’s plan would have given 118 stun guns to officers who are specially trained to handle people who suffer from a mental illness. The devices are intended to immobilize people by delivering 50,000 volts of electricity. Read More
A passenger reportedly fired a stun gun during a battle for a seat on a rush-hour BART train Wednesday morning, the transit agency said.
A fight between passengers broke out just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to news reports, as a San Francisco International Airport-bound train approached the Pleasant Hill station. Read More
To succeed where his predecessors have failed, Police Chief Greg Suhr will have to overcome a strengthening message of opposition to his plan to outfit some officers with stun guns. Read More
The first of three scheduled community meetings over a proposal to equip a number of San Francisco officers with stun guns showed the sharp divide between top Police Department brass asking for the devices and community members fighting to keep them out of cops’ hands. Read More
In an effort by Police Chief Greg Suhr to equip San Francisco police officers with stun guns, the first of three community meetings is expected to take place today.
Last month, Suhr told members of the Board of Supervisors that he would like to launch a pilot program to give stun guns to about 103 officers specially trained to handle mentally ill people. The devices are capable of shooting 50,000 volts of electricity through a person’s body. Read More
A stun gun was used on the victim of a terrifying home invasion robbery in the Mission district early Sunday.
Five people are being sought in connection with the attack and robbery in which the 47-year-old resident lost cash and a television, laptop and modem. Read More
A man was zapped with a stun gun and stabbed in the arm on Sixth Street early Tuesday morning during a fight over the quality of the methamphetamine he had just purchased, police said.
The stabbing was reported shortly after midnight in the first block of Sixth Street. The victim, a man in his early 50s, had purchased the drug from the suspect, then later confronted him after being unsatisfied with it, according to police. Read More
Two stun-gun-toting men who robbed a consignment store near Bernal Heights last week made off with a surprisingly large amount of valuable loot, according to the latest report from police.
The cultured crooks reportedly hauled away 26 gems, three statues worth $4,000 apiece and $3,400 in cash during the Aug. 15 heist of a shop in the 3700 block of Mission Street. Read More
Two men posing as eager customers instead became armed robbers Wednesday morning.
Valuable items such as gems, a statue and a picture, along with cash, were stolen during a stun-gun stickup of a consignment store in the 3700 block of Mission Street near Bernal Heights, police said. Read More